Saturday, April 30, 2011
Via HotAir's The Greenroom:
"Right. Moses led the Hebrews into the desert because Pharaoh wouldn’t let them collectively bargain pension levels and health care providers."
Friday, April 29, 2011
A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and surreptitious purchases from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, culminated in the federal government announcing this week that it has gone to court to stop Rainbow Acres Farm from selling its contraband to willing customers in the Washington area.
The product in question: unpasteurized milk.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
As a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree, so the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without the hidden will of you all. ~ Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
First in a series.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
"Shell has spent five years and nearly $4 billion dollars on plans to explore for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The leases alone cost $2.2 billion".
The warrants let investigators view photographs, email addresses, cell phone numbers, lists of friends who might double as partners in crime, and see GPS locations that could help disprove alibis.
BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) -- China should reduce its excessive foreign exchange reserves and further diversify its holdings, Tang Shuangning, chairman of China Everbright Group, said on Saturday.
The amount of foreign exchange reserves should be restricted to between 800 billion to 1.3 trillion U.S. dollars, Tang told a forum in Beijing, saying that the current reserve amount is too high.
China's foreign exchange reserves increased by 197.4 billion U.S. dollars in the first three months of this year to 3.04 trillion U.S. dollars by the end of March.
Tang's remarks echoed the stance of Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of China's central bank, who said on Monday that China's foreign exchange reserves "exceed our reasonable requirement" and that the government should upgrade and diversify its foreign exchange management using the excessive reserves.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
While the accusations of bank fraud and money laundering that authorities are asserting against the poker companies are serious, the root cause of their criminal activity (if there is any) is their attempt to circumvent a regulation that is confusing to the point of killing an entire industry. Most online poker companies moved offshore, and while some continued to offer services to American players, most banks and credit-processing companies began blocking any transaction related to any type of online gambling because they could not know for sure which would be considered “unlawful.” The banks in last week’s indictment chose to look the other way while players sent money to online gambling websites and the websites sent money to players. Was there fraud? Possibly. Is there a victim here? Not likely.